Future Made for 200 Years
Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers an extensive range of research-informed degree programmes in a global study environment, with strong links to business and industry.
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Why choose Heriot-Watt?
Heriot-Watt University enjoys an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.
We were founded in 1821 as the world's first mechanics institute. In 1966 we were granted University status by Royal Charter.
Why choose us?
We were one of the first overseas university to set up in Dubai International Academic City, offering top quality British education to people from the Gulf area.
As a global university, Heriot-Watt offers inter-campus transfers and the chance to experience our UK and Malaysia campuses.
The Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction fosters creative collaboration between research teams, industry and UAE government within the construction sector.
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We offer a range of programmes at degree entry, undergraduate and postgraduate level.
A truly international university with five global campuses, partners in 150 countries and 30,000 students studying worldwide.
Our one-year Degree Entry (Foundation) Programmes are tailored to the Bachelor degrees that we teach, giving you a pathway into the first year of our degrees.
Our portfolio of undergraduate programmes covers a range of management, engineering, built environment and fashion subjects.
200th Anniversary200th anniversary
Heriot-Watt University is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding roots in Scotland in 1821, which created the world's first mechanics institute in the heart of Edinburgh.
Join us for a programme of events and debates.200th anniversary
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We are rated 270th in the world, 33rd in UK and 5th in Scotland.QS World University Rankings 2022